Archive for the ‘Lions’ Category


One of a Pair of Roaring Lions Guarding a House on West Main Street in Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 24, 2017)

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The Traditional Jewish Symbols of the Star of David and Twin Lions Found on a Gravestone at Sons of Jacob Cemetery on Havana Road in Leicester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 18, 2019)

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A Lion With a Long Shaggy Mane and a Sad Almost Human Expression Stands Guard Outside Cornerstone Creations on Main Street in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 21, 2015)

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A Fierce Foo Dog (Also Known as an Imperial Guardian Lion) Protects the Entrance of the Asian Inspiration Gallery at 7 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 19, 2015)

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An Extremely Weathered Cast Iron Lion’s Head Found on What Appears to Be an Antique Electrical Utility Box on Avenue A in Downtown Turners Falls, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 30, 2018)

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A Painted Plaster Lion Seen Roaring on Top of the Kiddieland Amusement Center at Salem Willows Park in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 3, 2018)

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A Gold Gilded Statue of a Lion Wearing an Imperial Crown (a Replica of One Found on the Old Massachusetts State House in Boston) Seen on Top of the Massachusetts State Building at the Eastern State Exposition Grounds in West Springfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 1, 2018)

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The Female of the Traditional Pair of Imperial Guardian Lions That Sit in Front of the Chinatown Gate at the Intersection of Beach Street and Surface Road in Boston, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 31, 2017) 


A Replica of the Brunswick Lion (The Original Bronze Statue Was Erected on Burgplatz Square in Brunswick, Germany in 1166) Stands on a Stone Pedestal in the Courtyard of Adolphus Busch Hall on the Campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 22, 2017)

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The Golden Head of a Lion Glares Down From the Facade of the Emerson Colonial Theatre on Boylston Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 13,  2018)